The major products from any Ovine operation are meat, wool, and hides; Ovine milk is important in some areas of the world. Sheep are raised in many different environments, with great variation in efficiency. The type of production system in any area depends on many factors, primarily the availability and cost of pasture, the climate, and the interaction with other livestock and cropping systems.
Different areas of the world use different production systems. Extensive year-round grazing, with large flocks (>2,000 sheep) and minimal sheep handling, is the typical system of sheep management in the major wool-producing nations of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and parts of South America, eastern Europe, Asia, and the USA. Confinement and intensive feeding during the winter months, with access to pasture for the rest of the year, is the common system of sheep management in Europe and most of the USA. Close confinement in feedlots in the final growth stage of lambs for meat is virtually restricted to North America. Shepherding small flocks of sheep and goats along roadsides and common grazing areas is a typical management system in the Middle East and in Asia. Many of these environment lead to stress arising from nutritional imbalances and biological insults. As one of the few companies in the world that cater to Ovine health, USOS has developed many products to be used with the ovine practitioner, and or support feed industries in mind.
USOS's innovative products help protect your sheep or goat heard health, as well as unlock key metabolic co-factors to enhance the host's immune & digestive systems. Find a USOS representative in your area today to find out how you can switch to the leader!